A. Goals and Objectives (Continued)
c. Historical Impact of Higher Education Act, Title II-B, Library
d. The Role of Libraries 1n Creating and Providing Vjewtext
Info rmat1 on ServicesV
2. To complete Phase II, Libraries and the Learning Society
3. To enter Into a cooperative project with The Center of the Book, at
the Library of Congress and the National Center for Education Sta-
tistics to study the role of the book in the future.
4. To award a contract to review accrediting procedures for Library and
Information Science programs.
B. Progress and Accomplishments:
The Department monitored the following projects of the HEA II-B, Research
and Demonstration program:
1. (a) New Directions In Library and Information Science Education which
will determine the present and futurecompetenciesneeded by
library and information science professionals. The final report
is expected by December 1984.
(b) Diffusion of Innovation In Library and Information Science which
will identify innovations developed and adopted for use In 11 brary
and information science; trace the development and distribution of
innovatlon(s); develop a model for planned diffusion; and re-
commend options for building a diffusion network. The project
report Is expected by December 1984.
(c) Historical Review of HEA II-B Fellowships, which focused on the
contributions made to the library and Information science profes-
sion by recipients of HEA II-B fellowships since passage of HEA
in November 1965. The final report is in progress.
(d) Role of Libraries in Creating and Providing Vlewtext, Information
Services, which Includes 9 case studies of school library media
centers, public, academic, and special libraries plus an extensive
bibliography. The report is now available from ERIC.
2. Phase II of Libraries and the Learning Society - was a series of five
seminars at which participants representing all types of libraries
and information science areas (plus teachers, academicians, State
school superintendents, parents, and others) defined the role of
libraries in responding to A Nation at Risk. The publication, Alliance
for Excellence: Libraries Respond to "A Nation at Risk", resulted
from these seminars.nobligated